Final preparations


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Jones working on return to fitness

Daniel James was involved, despite missing the 3-1 victory at Tottenham due to injury, but there was no Marcus Rashford, even if Ole still hopes the England international could feature at Old Trafford.

“Marcus didn’t train this morning so I’ll have to give him as much time as possible, his foot is still a little bit sore, but fingers crossed he is available tomorrow,” the boss told us.

“Dan James is back. He trained this morning so he should be available.


Hughes: Why I ended up at Bayern Munich

The Welshman, who played for the Reds in two periods from 1983-1986 and 1988-1995, is another engaging guest on our Official club podcast. Hughes told all about his time on loan in the Bundesliga with German giants Bayern Munich.

The season before, Sparky had made the move from United to Barcelona but it did not work out perfectly for the centre-forward in Spain. After one term at the Nou Camp, he was looking for a move away from the Catalan club.

“Well, United said that they wanted to bring me back,” Hughes told the UTD Podcast before he explained why he had to take a detour before he could return to Old Trafford.

“But I had an issue, a tax situation where I needed to be out of the country for a full tax year, which I hadn’t been. So they said, ‘Okay, well, we’ll get you at the end of the season’, which obviously helped me financially.

”So I knew that United were waiting to sign me at the end of the season, but I needed to go somewhere to play because I was desperate to play. I’d lost my place in in the Barcelona team because they could only have two foreign players. So they replaced me and I couldn’t play.


Who’s been training ahead of the Granada game?

Another youngster snapped was Amad, who will be hoping to get more experience in this competition.

Three of the Ivorian’s four United appearances to date, thus far, have come in the Europa League, and he netted against AC Milan a month ago with a super back-header just minutes after entering the fray.

We expect Solskjaer will give us more of a clue as to his squad and likely absentees when he sits down for his pre-match press conference, at 13:00 BST on Wednesday.